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Old 10-10-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Octopus coral?

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Found this beauty at my lcs (coral store
I was told its an octopus coral by a buddie. Anyone know what it is exactly and if it has special needs? Thx!!


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Old 10-10-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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It is a LPS without a better picture of it is rather hard to tell. It is a Euphyllia
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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It is a LPS without a better picture of it is rather hard to tell. It is a Euphyllia
i figured as much. could not find info on the specific type online.
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Its a retracted frogspawn AKA octopus coral. Did you just add it?
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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Yes I did, 3 days ago, it was moved multiple times the first day cause I wasnt sure about the flow, today it is opened really nice for the first time.
Any ideas on care?
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medium flow and light. sometimes they will accept meaty foods. that one may pick up some green under the right conditions.
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If it remains short, which frogspawns have a longer tentacle, I think it would be more of a Euphyllia Cristata. In which it's the same care as X said.
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If it remains short, which frogspawns have a longer tentacle, I think it would be more of a Euphyllia Cristata. In which it's the same care as X said.
I believe it was mentioned to be a "retracted frogspawn aka octopus coral" after doing some more research I believe you are correct in that it is within Euphyllia Cristata. However the exact species has not been named.
It seems rather rare to me and like a good find. I moved it to a more low flow area, tentacles are expanding slightly to about 1 to 1.5 cm - I can see where the name octopus coral comes from.
Thank you all for the help.
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I got a couple more to I'd for u guys, do I start a new thread for each one or do I just post adding to this one?
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You can add here, but it's possible only the ones thar commented on it will keep commenting.
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ill just start a new thread .. that way it may be easier for people to find the info later on..
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